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Post-2015 Negotiations Take Stock of Zero Draft[viewed]

UN Member States and civil society provided their reactions to the zero draft of the outcome document for the UN Summit to adopt the post-2015 development agenda, at the sixth session of intergovernmental negotiations in the process. The zero draft was issued by Co-Facilitators David Donoghue, Permanent Representative of Ireland, and Macharia Kamau, Permanent Representative of Kenya, on 2 June.

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Community of Portuguese-Speaking Countries Endorses SE4All Decade[viewed]

The Community of Portuguese-Speaking Countries (CPLP) underscored the importance of energy in the post-2015 development agenda and endorsed the UN Decade of Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) following its first ministerial meeting on energy. In the launch statement, ministers decided to encourage sustainable and inclusive development of the energy sector in the CPLP countries in order to enhance energy security and guarantee a minimum level of access to sustainable energy services in the entire community.

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UNCTAD Report Calls for Reform of Global International Investment Regime[viewed]

In its annual review of global foreign direct investment (FDI), the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) highlights the need to harmonize the “global patchwork” of over 3,300 international investment agreements and to direct investment flows toward inclusive and sustainable development.

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UNDP Administrator Highlights "The Future Africa Wants"[viewed]

UN Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark called for UNDP to be “proactive, responsive and entrepreneurial” in meeting the needs of African countries, in her remarks to the 2015 UNDP Regional Bureau for Africa Cluster Meeting. Clark discussed progress and challenges in achieving the African Union's (AU) Agenda 2063, and outlined five priorities for achieving "African emergence" and the post-2015 development agenda.

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DESA Reviews Knowledge Management Arrangements in Stakeholder Partnerships[viewed]

The UN Department of Social and Economic Affairs (DESA) has reviewed a range of multi-stakeholder partnerships relevant to various aspects of sustainable development, to support preparations for the implementation of proposed Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 17, on strengthening the means of implementation (MOI) and revitalizing the global partnership for sustainable development. DESA highlights that the effectiveness of multi-stakeholder partnerships in the post-2015 era will depend on their ability to manage and share knowledge and expertise.

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Publication Highlights Insights on Sustainable Management of Mountain Soils[viewed]

‘Understanding Mountain Soils,' a joint publication of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), the Mountain Partnership Secretariat, the Global Soil Partnership (GSP) and the University of Turin, offers technical insights on the sustainable management of mountain soils as a contribution to the International Year of Soils 2015. The publication was launched on the opening day of the GSP Plenary Assembly in Rome, Italy.

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ECOSOC Bureau Proposes Institutional Architecture for Post-2015 Implementation[viewed]

Members of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Bureau have issued a "food for thought" paper suggesting a possible institutional architecture for the review and implementation of the post-2015 development agenda. The paper considers ECOSOC's existing platforms and processes, as well as the High-level Political Forum on sustainable development (HLPF). It notes that pending the outcomes of the Third International Conference on Financing for Development (FfD 3) and of the intergovernmental negotiations on the post-2015 development agenda, and says the “ECOSOC system stands ready to expand the dedicated space to support follow-up and review for financing for development in the Council's cycle.”

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Central America Makes Strides in Implementing Sendai Framework[viewed]

Central American countries are taking substantive steps to implement the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) 2015-2030, which was adopted in March 2015, at the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Japan. The Framework calls for a holistic approach to the threat of disasters and for incorporating integrated disaster risk management (DRM) into existing national development priorities and policies.

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PFII Calls for Justice, Land Rights for Indigenous Peoples in Post-2015 Agenda[viewed]

The Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (PFII), at its 14th session, recommended that commitments made at the September 2014 World Conference on Indigenous Peoples (WCIP) be reflected in the post-2015 development agenda, especially the agreed actions on: data disaggregation; land rights; traditional knowledge; free, prior and informed consent (FPIC); and access to justice. The Forum also urgently requests all States, UN agencies and high-level representatives of the UN system to ensure the direct participation of indigenous peoples in the multilateral negotiations of the post-2015 development agenda, the Addis Ababa Conference on Financing for Development, and the Paris Climate Change Conference.

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Event: CITES CoP17[viewed]

The 17th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES CoP17) will take place in Johannesburg, South Africa from 24 September - 5 October 2016.

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